High School

Will Modglin Tabbed As Swimming World Magazine High School Swimmer of the Year

Futures Qualifier Sophia Valenzuela Hands Verbal Commitment to Army West Point

Advice for the High School Swimmer Considering College

Claire Curzan Honored As 2021-2022 Swimming World High School Swimmer of the Year

Teagan O'Dell and Quintin McCarty Earn High School Swimmer of the Year Runnerup Honors

Auburn Lands Another Verbal Commitment From US Open Qualifier Michelle Kaner

YMCA National Finalist Sydney Gring Remains In State With Verbal to Pitt


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Advice for the High School Swimmer Considering College

Advice for the High School Swimmer Considering College By Maddie Strasen Senior year of high school is one of the most stressful years for swimmers. Some decide to throw in the towel after their final high school year and call it a career—a very respectable decision. Many find that it’s time to lead...

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7 Familiar Reasons Why Swimmers Leave the Sport

Swimmers are renowned for their dedication to their sport. We train long hours at ridiculous times and spend all day at meets only to spend a few minutes actually racing in the pool. However, all swimmers reach a point in their careers when they question why they're still doing it. Although many rel...

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South Carolina Scores 2023 Verbal From NCSA Finalist Ellery Ottem

NEW COMMIT: The University of South Carolina has scored a new verbal commitment for the fall of 2023 from Ellery Ottem of River Falls, Wisconsin. She will join Madelyn Yates and Jill Smiley as a member of the Gamecocks’ Class of 2027. Regarding her commitment, she said: "i’m extremely excited to ann...

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How Being A Multi-Sport Athlete Early On Benefits Your Swimming

By Taylor Padington (From the Archive) Why is it that swimmers think that swimming is the only sport they can do? I have heard this phrase time and time again: putting a swimmer on land is like taking a fish out of the water. However, as I took a poll of the Boise State swim team, I found that all 2...

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SwimAtlanta's Sydney Starnes Lends 2023 Verbal Pledge to Virginia Tech

NEW COMMIT: Virginia Tech has received a new verbal commitment for the fall of 2023 from Junior National qualifier Sydney Starnes of Marietta, Georgia. She will join Kate Anderson as a member of the Hokies' Class of 2027. She told Swimming World: "I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to ...

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Princeton Picks Up 2023 Verbal From CIF State Champion Ethan Harrington

NEW COMMIT: Junior National finalist Ethan Harrington of Palo Alto, California, has verbally committed* to Princeton University and will arrive on campus in Fall 2023. He is set to join Daniel Li in the Tigers' Class of 2027. Farrington currently ranks 12th in the 50 free and 25th in the 100 free al...

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NC State Gets Another Verbal For 2023 From Butterflyer Bella Answeeney

NEW COMMIT: NC State has added yet another weapon to its already-loaded recruiting class for 2023, this time landing a verbal commitment from Bella Answeeney of Odessa, Florida. She will join Madeleine Hebert, Tyler Driscoll, Abby Woolford, Hayley Clark and Keelan Cotter in Raleigh as a member of th...

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Coleman Yates of Gator Swim Club Sends 2023 Verbal Commitment to Navy

NEW COMMIT: The United States Naval Academy has received a verbal commitment for the 2023-24 season and beyond from Junior National qualifier Coleman Yates of Lake Park, Georgia. Regarding his commitment, he said: "I am excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at...

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25 Fun Things To Do While Tapering

By Tera Bradham The magical, two-syllable word that brings more excitement to a swimmer than any other: taper. It’s the only time of the year when swimmers get to experience the energy level of a normal human being; yet we aren’t allowed to utilize any of that pizzazz to which we are so unaccustomed...

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4 Things To Do When You Don't Drop Time

By Tori Caudill, Swimming World College Intern One of the best parts of swimming is competing. For many swimmers, competition can become more intense over time, just as anything else that you devote much of your life to. As an 8-and-under, dropping time was always easy, as long as no DQ was involved...